Martin Rowland

Marty is a left-of-center, Licensed Environmental Engineer, Ph.D. in Urban Studies/Environmental Economics whose professional, academic, and personal life is dedicated to social justice. A Hurricane Katrina survivor, he actively organized for the post-storm return of low-income, African American citizens to New Orleans despite the wishes of a diverse local, state, and federal political class. A Georgist scholar mentored by emeritus professor Daniel W. Bromley (University of Wisconsin-Madison), Marty lectures and writes about land value taxation from an institutional-capitalist economic point of view, strongly opposed to neoliberalism. Academic credits cover the fields of infrastructure management, natural resource economics, ecosystem science, and pollution-remediation engineering; author or two ASTM standards, on the beneficial use of solid waste landfills and urban infrastructure, currently assisting on creation of an international standard on the Circular Economy (making it amenable to a Georgist framework). Other credentials include certified hazardous material manager (CHMM), certified permaculture designer, and passive house designer. Recent papers include Cooperative Economics, Endogenous Resilience, Resilient Governance, the Economics of COVID-19, Zero-Price Land available at Recent webinars/courses include Commons, Uncommons, Anticommons-Analysis of Mass Insanity found here, Saints and Demagogues; social reformers through the lens of George, and Growth and Anarchy; legacy of Raworth and George.

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